Mnangagwa sworn in as President
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Mnangagwa sworn in as President

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Lovemore Ranga Mataire Former Zimbabwe vice president, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, has been sworn in as President replacing long-time ruler, President Robert Mugabe who resigned on Tuesday, 21…

Ex-liberation movements urge SWAPO to remain united
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Ex-liberation movements urge SWAPO to remain united

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Lahja Nashuuta The former liberation movements in Southern Africa have urged one of their own – the SWAPO Party of Namibia -- to remain united as it…

A new era beckons
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A new era beckons

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By Innocent Gore and Ranga Mataire Harare - The resignation of Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power sparked wild celebrations not only…

All eyes on the SACU cake
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All eyes on the SACU cake

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

By Phillip Shingirai Windhoek - Smaller economies of Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho are facing an extraordinary task of finding other sustainable revenue sources in the forthcoming…

Africa urged to invest in its youth
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Africa urged to invest in its youth

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By  Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on Africa to invest in the youth if the continent is to improve its economy.…

Namibia reaffirms support for Western Sahara, DRC 
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Namibia reaffirms support for Western Sahara, DRC 

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By Lahja Nashuuta & Ellen Shihepo Windhoek - Namibia has affirmed its commitment and support to the people of Western Sahara and the Democratic Republic of Congo in…

Ramaphosa leads nomination polls
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Ramaphosa leads nomination polls

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

The latest estimations based on 74 percent of branch general meeting nominations place Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the lead for the ANC presidency. Yet, the race…

Plague strikes health workers – As Madagascar struggles to contain black death
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Plague strikes health workers – As Madagascar struggles to contain black death

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

The plague outbreak in Madagascar has spread to health workers, with dozens struck down by the black death. A staggering 82 health workers have been struck down by…

Interpol trains SADC to tackle money laundering
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Interpol trains SADC to tackle money laundering

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek - About 100 eminent investigators, financial experts, law enforcement agents and anti-corruption officials from across Southern Africa attended a week-long training workshop to capacitate…

Mozambique, Angola sign visa waiver agreement  
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Mozambique, Angola sign visa waiver agreement  

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

Maputo  – The Mozambican and Angolan interior ministers, Jaime Monteiro and Angela da Veiga Tavares, on Friday signed an agreement in Luanda suppressing entry visas for citizens…

Three mosques closed in Pemba
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Three mosques closed in Pemba

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Maputo – Following the abortive Islamist uprising on 5-6 October in Mocimboa da Praia district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, the government has ordered…

Adios Mugabe, time to rebuild Zimbabwe
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Adios Mugabe, time to rebuild Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

“You have inherited a jewel in Africa, don’t tarnish it.” These were the words of the late Tanzanian founding president Mwalimu Julius Nyerere to the then new…

How Mugabe’s fallout with war vets led to his demise
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How Mugabe’s fallout with war vets led to his demise

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By Lovemore Ranga Mataire President Robert Mugabe, who bestrode Zimbabwe’s political landscape like a colossus, had an ignoble exit from the seat of power he occupied 37…

Trump’s decision on trophy imports hurts Zambia, Zimbabwe elephant conservation efforts
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Trump’s decision on trophy imports hurts Zambia, Zimbabwe elephant conservation efforts

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By Emmanuel Koro  Johannesburg - The US President Donald Trump has delayed a rare and early Christmas gift that he had presented to the Zambian and Zimbabwean…

Who is Emmerson Mnangagwa?
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Who is Emmerson Mnangagwa?

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Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is the former vice president of ZANU-PF and Zimbabwe. He was removed from the post of Minister of Justice by former…

Mugabe and Dos Santos: Africa’s old men seem, finally, to be fading away
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Mugabe and Dos Santos: Africa’s old men seem, finally, to be fading away

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

By Chris Saunders Soon after Zimbabwe’s army confined former President Robert Mugabe to his palatial Harare home last week – allegedly for his safety – it was announced…

The world is losing the battle against child labour
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The world is losing the battle against child labour

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By Daniel Gutman  Buenos Aires - The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, which drew nearly 2,000 delegates from 190 countries to the…

Namibia strengthens sea mining capacity as land-based diamonds dry up
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Namibia strengthens sea mining capacity as land-based diamonds dry up

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

By Andreas Thomas Windhoek – Namibia’s marine diamond miner, Debmarine Namibia, continues to strengthen its capacity, as the Southern African country turns to the sea for diamonds…

Electricity woes for Zambia, Zim as Kariba water levels drop
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Electricity woes for Zambia, Zim as Kariba water levels drop

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By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – Zambia and Zimbabwe are under threat of power supply shortage, as water levels in the Kariba Dam continue to drop. In the…

Botswana’s mining sector woes hit an all-time low
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Botswana’s mining sector woes hit an all-time low

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone – The future of Botswana’s mining sector hangs in the balance as eight mines were closed since 2010, shedding more than 7,500 jobs…